Company culture is often a big reason that people quit their jobs and choose to look for work-from-home opportunities. The idea of being your own boss and setting your own schedule is incredibly appealing to many people, but especially to those who have worked under supervisors who are particularly oppressive and unsupportive. What many people don’t realize is that even when you work from home, company culture is still something that needs to be taken into consideration as you look for the types of opportunities that are right for you.
In many work-from-home situations, you still work for another company in one way or another – sometimes you’re providing a service to that company either as a full-time employee or as a contracted freelancer, while other times you are selling products or services that you have purchased from the company. In either case, the culture of the company that you’re working with is a factor to your success.
It’s important to find a company that’s supportive of the people it employs or works with; that is easy to communicate with (answers your questions or concerns in a timely manner); is reliable (they provide what they say they will provide); and encouraging (they want to help you be as successful as possible). Even though you are not sharing an office or sitting in a cubicle next to someone, the culture that is created by these traits will help ensure your success in your work-from-home endeavors.
Vollara takes pride in helping its Independent Business Owners succeed by providing the encouragement and support that makes any company great – whether working together in one central location, or from their own homes with their own hours.